so I suggest you find someone to help you as soloing is extremely slow and tedious.
Fantastic advice, soloing is extremely slow and tedious and group-based play is the way to go, but finding a group in this game is quite the daunting task.
As such the OP's situation is a perfect illustration of the pitfall a lot of players are finding themselves in. This game has been completely readjusted so as to provide a smoother ride up the leveling chart through group-based combat, yet the methods and tools available to facilitate such endeavors remain in their original disheveledness, borderline on completely useless.
Trying to advance your character in this game given the tools available to participate in group-based play is going to lead to more and more infrequent logins and quitting altogether unless they do something about the awful party searching mechanisms. Anyone who does not believe this to be true hasn't tried to level a character past rank 20 without a linkshell or active friend's list recently, and to simply suggest one acquire these items is just completely ignorant. Edited, Sep 27th 2011 9:56am by Whales